Traps hung to tackle olive fly which damages fruits…
Fruit yields will be increased by natural methods…
Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association (UYMSİB) Vice President Dr. Senih Yazgan said that the Covid-19 virus, which affects the world, once again reveals that food and agriculture are indispensable and that chemical products should be avoided as much as possible in the fight against pests.
Preparations are continuing to combat the olive fly, which is seen from time to time in fruit production, especially in the production of cherries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association (UYMSİB), together with Bursa Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, distributed olive fly monitoring containers to farmers in Cumalıkızık region to observe such flies. Bursa Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Manager Hamit Aygül, Uludağ Fresh UYMSİB Chairman Cafer Aşkar, Vice President Prof. Dr. Senih Yazgan, Head of Agricultural Development Cooperative Mehmet Emin Yavuz and farmers from Cumalıkızık attended.
“We shouldn’t be left behind in food competition”
Speaking at the programme, Bursa Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Manager Hamit Aygül stated that they can go the distance with their quality and clean products in the world where competition is intense. Aygül noted:
“While presenting our productions to the society, it is obvious that we have to supply as safely as possible and cleaned from pesticides. Because we will have a hard time selling products with chemical residues in the upcoming period. Producing clean products is very important for finding a market.”
“It is easier to market the chemical free product”
Dr. Senih Yazgan explained, “Our farmers have important duties. We have to work very intensely and accurately. We have to fight the climate. We must learn to live with nature now. While struggling with nature, we should try to stay away from chemicals as much as possible.”
Mehmet Emin Yavuz, the President of the Agricultural Development Cooperative, thanked Bursa Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry and UYMSİB, helping them fight the olive fly, which has serious damages for fruit production, on behalf of all producers.